Amid nationwide outrage over the brutal gang-rape and murder in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said the state government is committed to the safety of women and will ensure the strictest punishment is meted out to the four accused.
Issuing a warning to those who wish to harm the "honour" of women, Adityanath in a tweet in Hindi said his government will ensure exemplary punishment and act as a deterrent in the future.
उत्तर प्रदेश में माताओं-बहनों के सम्मान-स्वाभिमान को क्षति पहुंचाने का विचार मात्र रखने वालों का समूल नाश सुनिश्चित है।
इन्हें ऐसा दंड मिलेगा जो भविष्य में उदाहरण प्रस्तुत करेगा।
आपकी @UPGovt प्रत्येक माता-बहन की सुरक्षा व विकास हेतु संकल्पबद्ध है।
यह हमारा संकल्प है-वचन है।
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) October 2, 2020
"Total destruction of those who even think of harming the self respect of women in UP is inevitable," he said, adding such people will get exemplary punishment that would be remembered by future generations.
"They will get such a punishment that it will set an example. The UP government is committed to the safety and development of mothers and daughters," he said, adding that "this is our resolve and promise."
Amid the widespread outrage over the gang-rape and murder and her forcible cremation subsequently, scores of lawyers in the state have joined the demand for imposition of President’s Rule in Uttar Pradesh. The lawyers also demanded the dismissal of the Adityanath government.